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Wausau, WI (PRESS RELEASE) July 16th, 2009 - Chris Wimmer has a busy week of racing ahead of him.

First he heads to�Dells Raceway Park Saturday, July 18th for the Silver 125, then turns his #52 Chevy around on Sunday for a�day of practice at Slinger Speedway Monday for the Miller Lite Slinger Nationals on Tuesday.

"It's definitely�a crazy week," says Wimmer, "But it'll be a lot of fun, especially if everything goes well.

It's always�hard when you only have a day or so between races, but I have good guys helping me out and we'll be�ready for practice at Slinger Monday." The Silver 125 in Wisconsin Dells is the second of three Wimmer has as part of the ASA Midwest Tour�"Race or the Gold." The driver who has the highest point total after the three races receives a $4,000�block of gold.

"I think it's a neat thing they are doing," says Wimmer, "Last year we never visited the�same track more than once.

They've changed that up this year and I think it's a great idea.

I used to race�at Dells a lot and always enjoy going back." Wimmer qualified 16th for the Bronze 125 back in May and worked his way up in to the top-ten before suffering�a mechanical failure and being forced to pull off the track.

"I thought my car was actually pretty�good that last time," says Wimmer, "I didn't qualify too well, but my car seemed to race ok, but then we�broke a driveshaft which was a big disappointment." Just two days after the Silver 125 Wimmer heads to Slinger Speedway for a day of practice before competing�in the Miller Lite Slinger Nationals on Tuesday, July 21st.

"Slinger is always one of my favorite races�of the year," says Wimmer, "It's also on of the biggest in this area, so I'm really looking forward to it.�Hopefully we can get through Saturday at Dells ok and not have too much to do to turn the car around on�Sunday." Last year Wimmer qualified 4th for the Slinger Nationals and drove his #52 Chevy to an 8th place finish.�"My car was pretty good there last year," says Wimmer, "It gives me something to build off of for this�year." NASCAR Sprint Cup starts Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch will highlight the field at Slinger, but the last time�Kenseth and Wimmer were on the same track, it was the #52 who made a late pass of the #17 to take the�checkered flag.

"Matt always runs really good at Slinger," says Wimmer, "And Kyle seems to run good�everywhere.

There's going to be a lot of good drivers and you need to have a good car just to make the�race." A win at Slinger Nationals is something Wimmer has always hoped for.

Not just because it's one of the biggest�races in the Midwest, but the trophy is named after his late Uncle, Larry Detjens, who won the first ever�Slinger Nationals.

"Larry is a big reason why my brother Scott and I are so in to racing, " says Wimmer, "I've�won the Larry Detjens Memorial Race, but have never been able to win the Nationals.

To bring home the trophy�with his name on it would be awesome." Qualifying gets underway at 4:30pm Saturday with racing starting at 6:30 pm.

Tuesday at Slinger qualifying�begins at 3pm and the 200 lap feature is set to start at 7pm.

Tickets for both races can be bought before�hand or at the gate.

Wimmer still seeks primary sponsorship for this weekend and the rest of the year.

If you have any sponsorship�interest or any media inquiries please contact Jana Jurkovich at (612) 819-4564 or [email protected]
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